My daughter came home from school on Monday with a headache and stomach ache. It usually takes her a long time to recover from such ailments. I think she has a sensitive system. All day Monday and most of Tuesday she only drank small amounts and didn't want to eat anything.
Finally on Tuesday she had some chicken noodle soup. I thought, Yea! She's getting better. Nope. she threw it up. Next day, still home, she asked for chicken noodle soup again. I gave it to her. What could be better than chicken soup, right? Wrong. She threw it up again. Back to popsicles. Later in the day, "Mom, can I have some chicken noodle soup?" My response, "Are you SURE you want it?" "Yup." You guessed it. She threw it up AGAIN.
Thursday-- she was feeling a little better. I, wanting to get some food into the little thing, said, "Is there ANYTHING at all that sounds good for dinner." She paused, looked a little sheepish and said, " KFC popcorn chicken??" Eyebrows raised I whispered, "Kentucky Fried popcorn chicken???" This is not going to be good. She said, "My head knows that's not good for someone who's sick but my tummy thinks it sounds good."
I thought let's go with the tummy because conventional wisdom is definitely not working here. Would you believe the deep-fried greasy popcorn chicken stayed down?!?! Greasy chicken-- the new comfort food. Who knew????? She went back to school today.